ArmInfo. On April 18, the National Assembly of Armenia launched discussions on the candidacy of Garegin Baghramian for the position of chairman of the Public Services Regulatory Commission. Baghramyan's candidacy was presented by Prime Minister Nikol Pashinyan.
As the candidate noted in his speech, the sphere of public regulation is sensitive and of strategic importance for the country. On the one hand, Garegin Baghramyan continued, the regulator should take into account the interests of millions of consumers, and on the other hand, do not discount the protection of investors' rights. The challenges facing the sphere are also constantly changing, demanding new approaches and solutions. According to the standards of the European Union, countries should form such independent regulatory structures that should be completely independent in their activities. This standard is also fixed in the RA Constitution. The Commission, cooperating with all interested structures, should focus on the balanced approaches and decisions with respect to consumers and investors. One of the most important tasks of the PSRC will be to increase its independence, especially when making decisions, including on tariffs, the formation of which is a complex process. If the state sells inefficiently to the company, it concludes interstate and intergovernmental agreements, for example, on gas issues, thus, the possibilities for making PSRC decisions are limited.
To note, Garegin Baghramyan was born on July 22,1977, in Yerevan. 1984-1994 - Yerevan, English-language school 114, 1994-1998 - State Engineering University of Armenia, Faculty of Economics and Management of Fuel and Energy Complex Branches, Bachelor of Engineering, 1996-1998- State Engineering University of Armenia, Department of Economic Management Specialties, 1998-2000- State Engineering University of Armenia, Engineering Management in Energy, Master of Engineering, 2000-2002- State Engineering University of Armenian (postgraduate study), Engineering Management in Energy, engineer-researcher 1999-2002 - RA Energy Commission: First-class Specialist of Technical Expertise Department, Tariff Policy Department, then Leading Specialist of Tariff section of Tariff Policy Department, 2002-2003 - Head of RA Natural Monopoly Regulatory Commission, Tariff Section of Tariff Policy Department, Leading Specialist, 2003-2004 - Public Services Regulatory Commission of the RA, Tariff Section of Tariff Policy Department, leading specialist, 2004-2011 - Public Services Regulatory Commission of the RA, Chief of Tariff section of Tariff Policy Department, 2011-2018 - Public Services Regulatory Commission of the RA, Chief of Tariff Policy Department, Since 2016 September 1 - National Polytechnic University of Armenia, lecturer, Since 2018, June 11- Deputy Minister of RA Energy Infrastructures and Natural Resources Since October 4, 2018 - January 21, 2019 - RA Minister of Energy Infrastructures and Natural Resources Since 22 January, 2019 - First Deputy Minister of Energy Infrastructures and Natural Resources Registered in a Reserve PHD in Technical Sciences (2003) He is the author of 9 scientific articles and en educational-methodical manual.